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Old 01-18-2012, 03:15 PM   #21
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Get anything less than a one thou. But a more than 500
I got a 1200 for my first bike. It's been.... interesting. Love it, though.

What I would do is go to the dealership and just sit on EVERYTHING. Sit on cruisers, motards, standards, sportbikes, sport touring bikes, everything. Eventually you'll sit on one and think... hmmmm.... this is really nice. Then find something like that - but used. If at all possible, find something that you can put both feet on the ground at a stop. There are ways to lower the seating position, but I think for your first bike it's probably easier to get one that fits you, rather than modifying one to fit you. Just my 2c.

Also, the GS500 is a GREAT first bike. Fast enough for the highway, but very forgiving. Very durable mechanicals, from what I understand. Problem is finding them used, and of course, if you find it comfortable.

Lots of helpful people on here if you need some assistance finding a bike or getting it home. Don't hesitate to ask.

And +1 on Awesome Cycles. I did the BRC there and had great fun. Learned plenty to ace the written exam for the motorcycle license and got lots of practice time on their bikes. Reasonable cost, too.
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I got a 1200 for my first bike. It's been.... interesting. Love it, though.

What I would do is go to the dealership and just sit on EVERYTHING. Sit on cruisers, motards, standards, sportbikes, sport touring bikes, everything. Eventually you'll sit on one and think... hmmmm.... this is really nice. Then find something like that - but used. If at all possible, find something that you can put both feet on the ground at a stop. There are ways to lower the seating position, but I think for your first bike it's probably easier to get one that fits you, rather than modifying one to fit you. Just my 2c.

Also, the GS500 is a GREAT first bike. Fast enough for the highway, but very forgiving. Very durable mechanicals, from what I understand. Problem is finding them used, and of course, if you find it comfortable.

Lots of helpful people on here if you need some assistance finding a bike or getting it home. Don't hesitate to ask.

And +1 on Awesome Cycles. I did the BRC there and had great fun. Learned plenty to ace the written exam for the motorcycle license and got lots of practice time on their bikes. Reasonable cost, too.
+1 on all of this. If you need help or just want someone experienced to go with you when you go shopping or when you get your bike, there is a recent thread with people volunteering to help. Myself included.

Here is a link to thread...
http://www.motohouston.com/forums/sh...d.php?t=211686
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Hi Shelly! Always nice to meet other female riders.

I can't comment much on where to find bikes; you may want to consider going to some of the meet-n-greets and talking to folks. That'll give you a chance to look at a wide variety of bikes as well. Contrary to popular belief, it's perfectly acceptable to come hang out even if one doesn't have a bike yet.

There are definite considerations for folks looking for a first bike, but ya gotta take the female part out of it. The best first bike has to do with your skill level, build, and budget--not bewbs.

The ladies on this forum having been working for years to get these guys in line. They respond quite nicely to a solid rolled up newspaper swat on the nose when they get outta line leghumping. Now if we could just reign Squoddy in...dunno what to do with that girl.
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Hi Shelly! Always nice to meet other female riders.

I can't comment much on where to find bikes; you may want to consider going to some of the meet-n-greets and talking to folks. That'll give you a chance to look at a wide variety of bikes as well. Contrary to popular belief, it's perfectly acceptable to come hang out even if one doesn't have a bike yet.

There are definite considerations for folks looking for a first bike, but ya gotta take the female part out of it. The best first bike has to do with your skill level, build, and budget--not bewbs.

The ladies on this forum having been working for years to get these guys in line. They respond quite nicely to a solid rolled up newspaper swat on the nose when they get outta line leghumping. Now if we could just reign Squoddy in...dunno what to do with that girl.
Bewbs are part of the build...just sayin.
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Old 01-18-2012, 05:00 PM   #30
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Old 01-18-2012, 05:01 PM   #31
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You need to get back on a Harley Davidson. First time bikes for women, many people say to get a Sportster. I'm not one of those. Get the bike you will want to ride for a while. Get a Dyna or even better, get a Softail. Get a used one, so when you drop it, you won't be too terribly mad. Start modding it out, putting on adds that you like, making it yours. Then when people drool over your bike like what happened to me today twice on one short ride (one by a guy at a convenience store, one by a whole load of chicks in an SUV at a traffic light), you'll just kinda grin and know you made the right choice.

Who needs to go fast? Not this guy.
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